60 days in France & Poland Itinerary

60 days in France & Poland Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Rouen, France
— 4 nights
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Bayeux, France
— 5 nights
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Perros-Guirec, France
— 5 nights
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Le Mans City, France
— 4 nights
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Saumur, France
— 4 nights
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La Rochelle, France
— 3 nights
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Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, France
— 4 nights
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Albi, France
— 4 nights
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Carcassonne Center, France
— 5 nights
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Arles, France
— 3 nights
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Calvi, France
— 4 nights
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Nice, France
— 5 nights
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Krakow, Poland
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Paris, France

— 4 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Chartres Cathedral (in Chartres), Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Chateau de Fontainebleau (in Fontainebleau). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, contemplate the long history of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Paris online vacation planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Paris is an approximately 4.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Paris are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Rouen, France

— 4 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and Historial Jeanne d’Arc. Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens and Rue du Gros-Horloge will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Rouen: Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens (in Amiens), Palais Benedictine (in Fecamp) and Honfleur (Vieux Bassin & Saint Catherine's Catholic Church). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Gros-Horloge, admire the landmark architecture of St. Maclou's Church, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire de Saint Valery en Caux, and look for all kinds of wild species at Parc du Marquenterre.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rouen vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Paris to Rouen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Rouen sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Bayeux, France

— 5 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Get some cultural insight at Mont Saint-Michel and Memorial de Caen. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bayeux: D-Day Experience (Dead Man's Corner museum) (in Saint-Come-du-Mont), Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach (in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont) and Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, contemplate the long history of Pegasus Bridge, admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and brush up on your military savvy at Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bayeux trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Rouen to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Bayeux sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Perros-Guirec.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Perros-Guirec, France

— 5 nights

Coast of Pink Granite

Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Ville Close de Concarneau and Fort La Latte. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h and Saint Corentin Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to Plevenon (Phare du Cap Fréhel & Cap Fréhel), Enclos paroissial de Lampaul-Guimiliau (in Lampaul-Guimiliau) and Eglise de Saint Ronan (in Locronan). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Abbaye de Beauport, enjoy the sea views from Ploumanac'h LIghthouse, identify plant and animal life at Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Etienne de Plouezoc'h.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Perros-Guirec trip planner.

Getting from Bayeux to Perros-Guirec by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. While traveling from Bayeux, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Perros-Guirec, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Le Mans City.

Things to do in Perros-Guirec

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trips

Le Mans City, France

— 4 nights

Racing Capital

Located on the Sarthe River, Le Mans has beautiful gothic cultural reminders of the past with a gloriously restored old city made popular as the backdrop for movie production.
Get some cultural insight at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci and Chateau de Cheverny. Your inner history buff will appreciate Chateau Royal de Blois and La Forteresse de Montbazon. Explore Le Mans City's surroundings by going to Cathedrale Saint-Gatien (in Tours), Chateau de Chenonceau (in Chenonceaux) and Chateau de Chambord (in Chambord). There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale de Saint-Julien de Mans and appreciate the extensive heritage of Entre Cours et Jardins - Cite Plantagenet.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Le Mans City trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Perros-Guirec to Le Mans City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Perros-Guirec, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Le Mans City, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Saumur.

Things to do in Le Mans City

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Saumur, France

— 4 nights

Pearl of Anjou

Saumur is a famous historic town known for its locally grown mushrooms and for their production of a number of regional wines and celebrated Combier liqueurs.
Appreciate the collections at Musee des Blindes and Cave Museum, Village Troglodytique de Rochemenier. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chateau de Villandry and Chateau d'Angers. Venture out of the city with trips to Chateau de Langeais (in Langeais), Moulin Hydronef (in Longue-Jumelles) and Azay-le-Rideau (Château de l'Islette & Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau). There's lots more to do: explore the engaging exhibits at Le Cadre Noir, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Targe, steep yourself in history at Le Mystere des Faluns - Les Perrieres, and explore the galleries of Chateau de Brissac.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Saumur route builder site.

Traveling by car from Le Mans City to Saumur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Saumur can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Saumur

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

La Rochelle, France

— 3 nights

White City

Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Phare des Baleines and Abbaye de Maillezais. Clocher Observatoire and Abbaye de Nieul-sur-l'Autise will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around La Rochelle: Rochefort (Association Hermione-La Fayette & Musee des Commerces d'Autrefois), Embarcadere de l'Abbaye (in Maillezais) and Melle (Eglise Saint Hilaire & Mines d'Argent des Rois Francs). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Vieux Port, contemplate the long history of Fort Louvois, see the interesting displays at Fort Vauban, and laugh and play at Chateau Fort de Saint Jean d'Angle.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the La Rochelle trip builder site.

You can drive from Saumur to La Rochelle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Saumur in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 18°C in La Rochelle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, France

— 4 nights

Prehistoric Capital

Best known for its discovery of the first five skeletons of Cro-Magnons, the earliest known examples of Homo sapiens sapiens, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil is home to the rock shelter that held skeletons included a fetus, and remarkably modern looking skulls with a much rounder shape than the earlier Neanderthal.
You'll explore and learn at Lascaux Caves 4 and Musee Napoleon. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chateau des Milandes and Roc de Cazelle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil: Château de Biron (in Biron), Chateau de Bonaguil (in Saint-Front-sur-Lemance) and Bastide Royale de Villerealais (in Villereal). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Commarque, Head underground at Abri du Poisson, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Robert, and don't miss a visit to Chateau de Campagne.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil travel route website.

You can drive from La Rochelle to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from La Rochelle in August: highs in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Albi.

Things to do in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Albi, France

— 4 nights
Albi is a commune in southern France. Get some cultural insight at Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile and Bourg Medieval de Saint-Cirq Lapopie. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee Toulouse-Lautrec and Musee Soulages Rodez. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albi: Forteresse de Najac (in Najac), Chateau de Peyrelade (in Riviere-sur-Tarn) and Viaduc de Millau (in Millau). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Cenevieres, get curious at Grotte du Pech-Merle, examine the collection at Musee-Mine Departemental, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Abbatiale Sainte-Foy.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Albi visit planning site.

Drive from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil to Albi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Albi, with lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Albi

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Carcassonne Center, France

— 5 nights
Discover out-of-the-way places like Abbaye de Fontfroide and Chateau de Peyrepertuse. Visit Cité de Carcassonne and Chateau Comtal for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Carcassonne Center: Chateau de Queribus (in Cucugnan), Château de Salses (in Salses-Le-Chateau) and Eglise Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (in Rennes-le-Chateau).

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Carcassonne Center route planner.

Traveling by car from Albi to Carcassonne Center takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Carcassonne Center sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Arles.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Arles, France

— 3 nights

Soul of Provence

Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Carrieres des Lumieres and Musee Departemental Arles Antique. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chateau des Baux de Provence and Site Archeologique de Glanum. Explore Arles' surroundings by going to Aigues-Mortes (Salin d'Aigues-Mortes & Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes), Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer (Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau & Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée) and Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole (in Saint-Remy-de-Provence). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre (les Arenes), take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise St-Trophime, catch a live event at Arenes de Nimes, and make a trip to Abbaye de Montmajour.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Arles road trip site.

You can drive from Carcassonne Center to Arles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daytime highs in Arles are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Calvi.

Things to do in Arles

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Calvi, France

— 4 nights
Calvi is a commune in the Haute-Corse department of France on the island of Corsica.It is the seat of the Canton of Calvi, which contains Calvi and one other commune, Lumio. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Citadelle de Calvi and Scuba & Snorkeling. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Village abandonné d'Occi and Ponte Novu. Explore Calvi's surroundings by going to Eglise Saint-Michel de Murato (in Murato), Domaine d'Alzipratu (in Zilia) and Galeria Marina (in Galeria). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, make a trip to Les Calanche Cliffs, take a memorable drive along Dans les Yeux de Lucie, and explore the fascinating landscape at Desert des Agriates.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Calvi day trip planner.

You can fly from Arles to Calvi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. September in Calvi sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Calvi

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Nice, France

— 5 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Le Suquet. Visit La cité médiévale and Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Cannes (Lérins Islands & La Croisette), Local History Museum (in St-Paul-de-Vence) and Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews (in La Napoule-Plage). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, take a stroll through Vieille Ville, take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, and enjoy the sea views from Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe).

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Nice holiday planner.

Fly from Calvi to Nice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Krakow, Poland

— 4 nights

Slavic Rome

One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like St. Mary's Basilica and Muzeum Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego Collegium Maius. Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Krakow to go to Suloszowa and see Zamek Królewski, which is approximately 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Planty Park, have fun and explore at HistoryLand, and steep yourself in history at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Krakow trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Krakow takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Nice in September: high temperatures in Krakow hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Poland travel guide

4.6
Historic Walking Areas · Historic Sites · Landmarks
A massive country in eastern Europe, Poland offers much to those who venture beyond the continent's more traditional touristic destinations. Dating back to the first millennium, the republic has over a thousand years of heritage to explore, including an abundance of World War II history. Bordered by Germany to the west and Ukraine and Belarus to the east, Poland was the rope in a game of tug of war between German Nazis and the Soviet Allied forces. Major cities like Krakow, Warsaw, Gdansk, Wroclaw, Lodz, Poznan, and Lublin are offer an array of cultural attractions. The infamous concentration camp Auschwitz, near Krakow, is a difficult experience but a must for anyone visiting the area. Be sure to sample hearty comfort foods rich in meat, cabbage, and spices--the Polish secret to making it through harsh winters.